'J. Edgar' Star Leonardo DiCaprio's Upcoming Biopics Include 'Bond' Creator, Roosevelt

J. EdgarIf Leonardo DiCaprio picks up an Oscar nomination for his role as the enigmatic head of the FBI in "J. Edgar," that will make him two-for-two with Academy Award nominations and biopics. (We won't count "Catch Me If You Can" because it focused on Tom Hanks' character almost as much as Frank Abagnale, Jr.)

Ever since he was nominated in 2005 for his role as Howard Hughes in "The Aviator," a number of other biopic projects have made headlines with DiCaprio's name attached to star. So many have come up, in fact, that it's been hard to keep track of them all -- so we've compiled a list of the biopics DiCaprio's been at least mentioned with. Check them out past the jump!


Back in 2008, DiCaprio began developing a biopic based on the life of Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels. The script under went one re-write, and a rival project popped up roughly a year later. Not much has been heard from the project in two years.


When Martin Scorsese became attached to a Frank Sinatra biopic, DiCaprio's name was instantly batted around to take on the role of Old Blue Eyes. With "Silence" poised as Scorsese's next, it may be a while before we see if DiCaprio will take to the mic.

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

A much more low-key biopic, this financial drama DiCaprio's Appian Way is developing is based on Jordan Belfort's memoir. "Wolf" follows Belfort's rise to stock market stardom and his eventual and spectacular fall.

"Devil in the White City"

Though not technically a biopic, this thriller focuses on two historical figures, one of which was Dr. H.H. Holmes, the notorious serial killer. DiCaprio has been rumored for about a year as the main contender for the dark role.

"The Imitation Game"

In the proposed Alan Turing biopic, DiCaprio would play the mathematician responsible for the decoding and breaking the Nazi encryption during World War II.

"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt"

Another long-in-development Scorsese project, this film based on the early years of the Rough Rider had DiCaprio's name attached as soon as the famous director became involved. It seems that where one goes, the other soon follows.

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